Applicant Responsibilities

1. Contract for Demolition
In addition to the application, the applicant must present documentation in the form of one of the following, verifying who will be responsible for the demolition:
  • A signed contract with the owner of the property.
  • A letter from the owner or legal agent stating agreement to demolish.
2. Address the Presence of Asbestos or Other Harmful Materials
If asbestos or other hazardous materials are present, state and federal laws require proper handling and disposal. The abatement of asbestos and other hazardous materials are the regulatory responsibility of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. If hazardous materials are present consult the attached Department of Natural Resources fact sheet for removal, disposal and contact information.

3. Notify City of Republic Water Department
The applicant must notify the City of Republic Water Department and have all water lines shut-off and capped. Applicant must have a representative of the Department to sign off on the Permit Application.

4. Notify City Wastewater Department
The applicant or owner is responsible for capping the public sewer at the property line. If the structure is on a septic tank or has never been connected to the public sewer, the applicant must present a letter from the owner or legal agent stating such. The applicant / plumbing contractor must schedule a representative of the Waste Water Department to be present when the lateral is terminated and sign off on the Permit Application.

5. Notify Utility Companies

Applicant must contact all applicable utility companies and notify them of the intent to demolish. A representative of the gas and electric must inspect the structure and sign off on the Permit Application, before demolition may proceed.

6. Notify Adjacent Property Owners
The applicant must notify all adjacent property owners of the demolition and acquire written permission to temporarily trespass on their property should it be necessary.

7. Notify Police and Fire Departments
The Republic Police and Fire Department must be notified of the demolition at least 24 hours in advance.

8. Temporary Barriers
Temporary Barriers shall be placed at all sidewalks, alleys and roads where pedestrian traffic may come into contact with the debris and demolition. Actual road closures must be coordinated with the Police and Public Works Departments.